Saudi Military Alliance
"The NOC was given after the General Headquarters gave the go ahead," says Asif
Defence minister says NOC issued after GHQ consent and meeting legal formalities.
The former army chief is to serve as head of a 41-nation military alliance for three years.
It’s very clear that Saudi Arabia is stepping up to its regional leadership role: US Secretary of Defence James Mattis
Pakistan is concerned about the coalition's interference with the 2015 resolution for neutrality in the Yemen conflict.
ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday assured the National Assembly that Pakistan would not become...
PTI expresses 'grave concern' over govt decision to join Saudi military alliance, calls for debate in joint session.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will jointly take on the enemies of Islam and Harmain Sharifain: Saudi minister
National security adviser says the world wrongly thinks Pakistan is a dangerous country.
"Let's be fair with him. Let's not make him larger than life," says Zubair.
Pakistan does not want to create tensions and the region and does not believe in proxy wars, says Maj Gen Ghafoor.
Decision to join Saudi-led military alliance dominates discussion at NA panel’s meeting
Difficult for Pakistan to maintain equal ties, but will not go against Iran's interests, says foreign secretary.
ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has avoided an immediate reaction to media statements by Iranian Ambassador Mehdi...
Iran had been informed of the move, but it is not satisfied with the decision, Ambassador Honardoost says.
Better to send a retired general than a military contingent.
He may be the right general, but this is the wrong alliance.
The former army chief had, it was said, set certain conditions before he accepted the reportedly $1million a year job.
Political parties want clarity over Raheel's appointment, but the government is giving mixed signals.
‘Terms of reference’ guiding activities of Saudi-led alliance are yet to be finalised: spokesman.
Certain elements are talking against the country and are damaging its image, says finance minister.
How can the government now resist the possible demand to contribute troops to the coalition force?
Details will be revealed after a meeting of coalition partners in May, says defence minister.
It is puzzling that the government and Gen Raheel himself have preferred a veil of secrecy about the policy objectives.
Sharif will use his experience to remove misunderstandings among Muslim countries, says national securitry adviser.
We strongly oppose this decision and will soon raise the issue in the parliament: PTI spokesman.
Defence ministers of 39-country coalition will meet in May
For us he has become a source of pride and we would never want his reputation to suffer, says the minister.
Geo News quotes Khawaja Asif as saying that govt has given 'in-principle' approval to Sharif leading Saudi alliance.
Why so much angst over Raheel Sharif’s new job?